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OrhanEripek
Real User
Database Management Manager at a financial services firm
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The following features of the product provide additional benefits for the user: * If it's from an Oracle family, we can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before this product was used in the company, the tables with some critical presets were checked with the triggers on... more»

What needs improvement?

We were using Audit Vault 10.3 before and could not migrate to the new version (AVDF 12.1 and 12.2) (because Oracle... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The important thing is to use the most suitable product for our company for many years (every 1-2 years to change the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did a week of PoC work for each of the other equivalent products before purchasing this product. These products were... more»

What other advice do I have?

My recommendations are: * Users in the Avadmin and Avauditor roles should be designated so that the maintenance of the... more»
AmmarAshraf
Real User
Oracle Technical Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The two most valuable features of this product are: * Database access control * Auditing of users First of all, it is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Information technology outsourcing: Audit Vault and Database Firewall has helped us in many ways; specifically, to... more»

What needs improvement?

According to Oracle, the best practice is that Audit Vault Server and DB Firewall should be deployed on different boxes... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Oracle provides highly stable and well-documented products and their support assures value for your money.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Previously, we were using Oracle Database default auditing and security measures, but always faced problems in reading... more»

What other advice do I have?

If an organization is interested in additional security over their Oracle database, this is the best option available,... more»
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Subhash Kasundra
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Reports and alerts are most valuable to us. Management wanted complete traceability of non-DBAs accessing databases using a database power user... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Some major improvements in organizational operations: * Our organization has a complete alert and control mechanism to identify unauthorized... more»

What needs improvement?

Large scope of improvements: * A method to group targets (databases generating audit files) logically is missing; for example, PROD, QA, UAT... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This was our first solution.

What other advice do I have?

Go ahead and implement the latest version. The product is really good with many built-in features and controls.
Ngeno Gabriel
Consultant
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 08 2017

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database Firewall, Database Vault and Data hiding tools present a layered security approach to protecting, controlling, auditing and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall expands protection beyond Oracle and third party databases with support for auditing the operating... more»

What needs improvement?

Although Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall serves as a critical detective and preventive control to protect against the abuse of... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Oracle Database Security solutions provide you with the most comprehensive and advanced security offerings that help reduce the costs and... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have not used any other solutions.
Kunal Verma
Real User
Sr. Lead Consultant - Database at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 17 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this product are auditing the old and new values after each change in the database,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Auditing as an imperative function of any Enterprise company. We require the audit logs for compliance needs and for... more»

What needs improvement?

The price factor makes it “out of reach" for small players in the IT industry. Even the SaaS model is very expensive.... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing policy is quite aggressive. We must equal the number of processors on DB in accordance with this appliance,... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not use any other solutions. Our company needed a full auditing suite for our database along with capturing... more»

What other advice do I have?

If this product falls under your budget, then there is nothing like it in the market.
Masaya HOJO
Real User
DB Admin with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 21 2017

What is most valuable?

AVDF can monitor SQL traffic to look for alerts on and prevent unauthorized or out-of-policy SQL statements. Because... more»

How has it helped my organization?

AVDF not only has an audit function, but it also has a database firewall function that protects the database, which is... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a link-state tracking feature that quickly notices network failures. The benefit would be quick... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

AVDF is very reasonable for Oracle products. The license cost is determined by the number of DB servers that will be... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were using the audit product for memory reference types. We chose this product because of its integration with... more»

What other advice do I have?

I recommend conducting a performance and availability test before implementing AVDF.
VinayPandey
Consultant
Oracle Database Consultant, SME Database at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Audit log collection from a heterogeneous RDBMS environment * Offers warehouse-based control over the log DB in a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I am in the training field and I can express my views based on that experience only. This is a configuration-based... more»

What needs improvement?

There were some bugs in beginning. Oracle has given us some patches for that. Now, we also have the Audit Vault and... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It’s a value-for-money product. It offers multiple features of the Oracle RDBMS indirectly to you for the Audit Vault... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were not using any other solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend to compare this product with its competitors. Also, analyze your company requirements, and finally,... more»
ITSoluti7c50
Real User
IT Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 08 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this product are: * PL/SQL auditing: It helps to control the code updates in a sensitive... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are the implementers of the product to our clients.

What needs improvement?

This product should improve capturing more auditing information for database sessions that connect via applications and... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is an expensive solution. For those customers who do not have any ULA agreements with Oracle, the solution is... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have not used any other solution.

What other advice do I have?

Those who have already acquired the product, the implementation and use of the product is dependent on its daily use so... more»
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Oracle Audit Vault monitors Oracle and non-Oracle database traffic to detect and block threats, as well as improves compliance reporting by consolidating audit data from databases, operating systems, directories, and other sources.
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